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  • Human rights education

This series consists of publications aimed at supporting general human rights education efforts. It includes information on the World Programme for Human Rights Education, a study on human rights education and human rights treaties, and a practical book to support human rights education in schools.

No. 2

Human Rights Education and Human Rights Treaties
Arabic l Chinese l English l Russian

No. 3

The Right to Human Rights Education (13 MB)
English and Corrigendum

No. 4

ABC - Teaching Human Rights: Practical activities for primary and secondary schools
Arabic
Chinese
English Cover - Chapters: 1, 2, 3, Annexes
French Cover - Chapters: 1, 2, 3, Annexes
Russian
Spanish Cover - Chapters: 1, 2, 3, Annexes

No.4/Add.1

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Poster (containing the text of the Universal Declaration and drawings illustrating each article)
English - explanation l French - explication

No. 5

Plan of Action for the first phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education (published jointly with UNESCO)
Arabic l Chinese l English l French l Russian l Spanish

  • Guides

This series was launched in 2001 with an information set for indigenous peoples on United Nations operations and procedures.  The second publication in the series consists of 14 leaflets indicating how minorities can use United Nations human rights procedures and those established by regional mechanisms.

No. 1

United Nations Guide for Indigenous Peoples
English - Introduction, Leaflets: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Annex
French - Introduction, Leaflets: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Spanish - Introduction, Leaflets: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Russian (1.05 MB)

No. 2

United Nations Guide for Minorities
Arabic
Chinese: Parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
English- Core documents: UN Declaration, Commentary to the UN Declaration, Parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, Annexes
Russian

  • Professional training

This series consists of handbooks and manuals intended to raise awareness of international standards. It is directed at audiences that are able to influence the human rights situation in their countries. Although primarily designed to support OHCHR training activities, these publications also serve as practical tools for organizations that provide human rights education to professional groups.

The training manuals in this series are, by design, adaptable to the needs and experience, in terms of culture, education and history, of a range of potential audiences within the target group. Where appropriate, information on effective pedagogical techniques is included to help trainers use the manuals as effectively as possible. Each manual or handbook is prepared with the assistance of experts and is subject to extensive external review and appraisal.

Training Package on Human Rights Treaty Reporting (Rev.1):

Manual on Human Rights Reporting
English (560 pages)
Spanish (Introduction, part 1, part 2a, part 2b, part 2c, part 2d, annex)

Pocket Guide on Basic Human Rights Instruments
English l French l Spanish

Human Rights - A Basic Handbook for UN Staff
English

No. 1

Human Rights and Social Work: A Manual for Schools of Social Work and the Social Work Profession
English l Russian

No. 2

Human Rights and Elections: A Handbook on the Legal, Technical and Human Rights Aspects of Elections
Arabic l English l Russian

No. 3

Human Rights and Pre-trial Detention: A Handbook of International Standards relating to Pre-trial Detention
Arabic l Russian

No. 4

National Human Rights Institutions: A Handbook for the Establishment and Strengthening of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
Arabic l Chinese l English l French l Russian

No. 5

Human Rights and Law Enforcement: A Manual on Human Rights Training for the Police
Arabic
Chinese
English
Russian (Introduction, part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, annex )

No. 5/Add.1

International Human Rights Standards for Law Enforcement: A Pocket Book on Human Rights for the Police
English l French l Russian

No. 5/Add.2

Human Rights and Law Enforcement: A Trainer's Guide on Human Rights for the Police
Arabic part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 l Chinese l English l French l Russian l Spanish

No. 5/Add.3

Human Rights Standards and Practice for the Police: Expanded Pocket Book on Human Rights for the Police"
Arabic l Chinese l English l French l Russian l Spanish

No. 6

Human Rights Training: A Manual on Human Rights Training Methodology
Arabic l Chinese l English

No. 7

Training Manual on Human Rights Monitoring
Arabic (Title, Preface, Note to users, Table of contents, Chapters: 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-24, Bibliography)
English (Introduction, Chapters: 2-4, 5-9, 10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-21, 22-24)
French (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 )
Russian (Part 1, part 2, part 3)
Spanish (Introduction, Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, Bibliography)

No. 8/Rev.1

The Istanbul Protocol: Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment Punishment
Arabic | English l Chinese l Russian l Spanish

No. 9

Manual on Human Rights for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers
Arabic: Chapters: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
English: Title - Prelims & Addendum - Chapters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

No. 9/Add.1

Major recent developments (2003-07)
English

No. 10

Handbook on National Human Rights Plans of Action
English (This publication is only available online.)

No. 11

Training Package for Prison Officials
Human Rights and Prisons - A Manual on Human Rights Training for Prison Officials
Arabic | English | French | Russian | Spanish

No. 11/Add. 1

Human Rights and Prisons - A Compilation of International Human Rights Instruments concerning the Administration of Justice
Arabic l Chinese l English l French l Russian

No. 11/Add. 2

Human Rights and Prisons - A Trainer's Guide on Human Rights Training for Prison Officials 
Arabic l English | French | Russian | Spanish

No. 11/Add. 3

Human Rights and Prisons - A Pocket Book of International Human Rights Standards for Prison Officials
Arabic l Chinese l English l French | Russian

No. 12

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Spanish

No. 13

Human Rights: Handbook for Parliamentarians (published jointly with the Inter-Parliamentary Union)
Arabic | English l French | Spanish

No. 14 From Exclusion to Equality: Realizing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HR/PUB/07/6), published jointly with the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
Arabic | English | French | Russian | Spanish
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